Mathew Urhoghide (Edo) and Ayo Akinyelure (Ondo), two Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senators currently in office, have resigned from the party.
Separate letters containing their resignations were read aloud in plenary on Wednesday by Deputy Senate President Ovie Omo-Agege, who served as the session’s chair.
In his letter, Urhoghide said:
“I am officially resigning from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) with immediate effect, and I am writing to inform you and the entire Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria of this.
This difficult decision resulted from the current negative political energy being generated by the national irreconcilable divisions and quarrels within the PDP, particularly in my dear
Edo State is a state.
“These disputes have reached a point where it is impossible for someone like me, a Democrat by conviction, to function and advance as I had intended in my political career.
“I am, however, appreciative to the party that gave me the opportunity to serve my country as a two-term senator, which experience gave me the chance to meet and collaborate with all of you wonderful colleagues.
“The chance contributed to the development of significant and enduring friendships here in the Senate. Above all, it gave me knowledge and experience I couldn’t have obtained in any other way.
Akinyelure stated in his letter that his resignation from the PDP is effective as of June 11.